Last Updated on 04/05/2022 by Alfred
Top 8 Panchagarh Tourist Spots That Will Make Your Jaw Drop
1.Tetulia Dak Bungalow/তেঁতুলিয়া ডাক বাংলো
The historic Tetulia Dak Bungalow is located along the banks of the Mahananda River bordering India, 21 km from Tetulia Upazila in Panchgarh district.
In Victorian style, the king of Behar built this postal bungalow on an average of about 15-20 meters above the ground.
The wonderful beauty of the Mahananda River from Tetulia Dak Bungalow impresses tourists during the rainy season.
Apart from this, in late Autumn and winter, the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga, can be seen from this place. A picnic corner has been constructed at Tetulia Dak Bungalow, currently under Zilla Parishad.
This postal bungalow is very popular with the locals as a place of view.
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2.Golokdham Temple/গোলকধাম মন্দির
Golokdham Temple is a wonderful 18th-century artifact located in the Shaldanga Union of Deviganj Upazila of Panchgarh district. Built-in 1846 to commemorate Golokkrishna Goswami, the architecture of this ancient temple is noticeable.
Surrounded by trees and trees, the six-cornered Golokdham temple, built in a Greek manner, is slightly higher.
There is a room inside the temple known as the pilgrimage site of the traditional religions. Numerous traditional religions come to the temple every day to offer pujas.
The infrastructure of this archaeological artifact currently under the Bangladesh Archaeological Department is on the verge of collapse.
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3.Maharaja Dighi/মহারাজার দীঘি
Maharaja Dighi is a historic pond located in Omorkhana Union, just 15 km from the Panchgarh district. It is believed that Maharaja Prithu excavated the Dighi during his reign in a 1500-year-old historical kingdom called Antargarh.
The total area of this water body with the banks of this water body is about 800 x 400 yards, and the depth of the water is about 45 feet.
There are about 10 ghats around the Maharaja’s Dighi, surrounded by trees. Prithu Raja has attacked his family and wealth yearned by a lower class called “Keechak” and killed him in this Dighi to fear being in contact with them.
On the occasion of Bengali New Year, a huge fair is organized on the banks of Maharaja’s Dighi. At that time, visitors from different districts around the neighboring country of India also visited the fair.
- Avoid going deep into the forest on the right side of Dighi to avoid unwanted trouble.
- It takes 2-3 hours to visit the place- dry food and water as and when necessary.
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4.Banglabandha Zero Point/বাংলাবান্ধা জিরো পয়েন্ট
Tetulia is the northernmost Upazila of Bangladesh under the Panchgarh district. Banglabandha Zero Point and Banglabandha Land Port are located in Banglabandha Union No. 1 of Tetulia Upazila.
On September 1, 1997, Banglabandha zero point, the Banglabandha land port, was constructed on about 10 acres of land along the Bangladesh-India border on the banks of the Mahananda River, which the Himalayas surround.
Bangladesh’s economic relations with India, Nepal, and Bhutan have been developed through the Bangladesh land port.
There is a zero of concrete at the Banglabandha Zero Point. It is said that this zero-point started at the border of Bangladesh.
The surroundings are covered in green and very clean, which is enough to make anyone feel better. There are national flags of both Bangladesh and India drawn near the Banglabandha Zero Point gate. However, it cannot be accessed without permission.
The distance from Banglabandha to Siliguri city in India is only 7 km, and the distance from Darjeeling is 58 km. The distance from Banglabandha to the Kakarvita border in Nepal is only 30 km.
Tourists travel to Bangladesh-India-Nepal-Bhutan by road through Banglabandha Zero Point. As a result, the Panchgarh district has become popular as an important place for tourists.
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5.Tetulia to Kanchenjunga/তেঁতুলিয়া থেকে কাঞ্চনজঙ্ঘা
The beauty of Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters or 28,169 feet) can be seen from Tetulia in Panchgarh, the northernmost northern district of Bangladesh.
The King of Behar builds a historic Victorian-style dak bungalow at Tetulia Upazila Sadar. The Dakbungalow is currently under the management of Zilla Sadar.
A picnic spot has been constructed near Dakbungalow under the initiative of Tetulia Upazila Parishad.
The beauty of Kanchenjunga can be enjoyed in late Autumn and winter from the verandah of Dakbungalow bordering India on the banks of the Mahananda river.
Kanchenjunga looks even more wonderful when the Mahananda river is filled with water during the rainy season.
Kanchenjunga hills are seen from several other places in Panchgarh, but the Dakbungalow is the best place to see from.
What is the best time to see Kanchenjunga?
Kanchenjunga is not seen throughout the year. Usually, when the sky is cloudless from mid-October to mid-November, the top of the snow-covered Kanchenjunga mountain can be seen in the distance.
So if you want to go from Panchgarh to Kanchenjunga, you have to go within the above time, and if the sky is clear at that time, the chances of seeing it will be much higher.
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6.Tea Garden, Panchagarh/চা বাগান, পঞ্চগড়
The first thing that we see about tea gardens is the picture of Srimangal in Sylhet, but it isn’t easy to believe that tea can be cultivated commercially even on the plains of Panchgarh, the district in the north of the country.
Although tea has been produced in Bangladesh for more than 150 years, Panchgarh first started tea cultivation in 1998. When he saw the land of Panchgarh lying down, industrialist Kazi Shahid Ahmad started cultivating tea inspired by the tea gardens of India.
Kazi Tea Estate is the pioneer in the field of organic tea cultivation. Apart from Kazi Tea Estate, Several institutions like Dahook Tea Estate, Salilen Tea Estate, and Tatulia Tea Corporation Limited are producing tea in Panchgarh.
At present, there are 200 tea gardens in Panchgarh, and the total land area under tea cultivation is 2255.54 acres.
The distance from Panchgarh district headquarters to Tetulia is about 35 km. The green, beautiful road that has been blindfolded on the way should take you to a different state of love before you go to the tea garden.
And so when you visit Panchgarh, usually no one makes the mistake of enjoying the beauty of the tea garden.
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7.Mirzapur Shahi Masjid/মির্জাপুর শাহী মসজিদ
Mirzapur Shahi Masjid is one of the archaeological artifacts of Bangladesh. The mosque has been named after Mirzapur village in Atwari Upazila of Panchgarh district.
Mirzapur Shahi Masjid is about 300 years old. The design of the High Court Mosque in Dhaka is very similar to the design of Mirzapur Shahi Masjid.
The rectangular mosque is 40 feet in length and 24 feet in width. The mosque has 3 domes as well as 4 thin minarets on the roof and four corners.
There are 3 doors on the front wall of the mosque to enter the interior. Every wall and door has various crafted designs. The design featured terracotta plaques, flowers, and creepers.
The mosque has an inscription written in French, which is believed to have been built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam. At present, Bangladesh’s archaeology department oversees Mirzapur Shahi mosque overall.
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8. Panchgarh Rocks Museum/পঞ্চগড় রকস মিউজিয়াম
The only stone museum or rocks museum in Bangladesh has been set up on the Panchgarh Government Women’s College campus. In 1997, principal Nazmul Haque built this rocks museum with complete personal initiative.
The museum preserves stones based on various colors, shapes, and features. In addition to the thousand-year-old stone, there are various statues of bricks and terracotta of ancient buildings.
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The museum’s ethnic museum contains items used by various indigenous people. Openly, there are two 300-year-old boats of 22 feet in length made of several large stones and a shawl tree.
There are no more Rocks Museums in Bangladesh, so at least once, visit this exceptional stone museum or rocks museum in Panchgarh.